Look at Donbass eyes

17 Sep

Niños y niñas

Original Article: Antifahist

In the RPD has recently started a project entitled “Look into the Donbass eyes “. Its initiator and author is Odessa journalist Irina Lashkevich, winner of the Oles Buzina prize in the category of “journalism of war” in 2016. Lashkevich, who participated in the investigation of the tragedy of the House of Trade Unions, was forced to to leave the Ukrainian territory. Now he lives and works in Donetsk. In his arsenal of thousands of images and reports on the Ukrainian punitive bombings against the localities of Donbass shows that, despite the war, life does not stop.

According to the published information, the idea of this project was born long ago, since the journalistic work is developed in the zone of conflict: “I have seen children and old people living under the bombings. I was always surprised by his eyes. Children in the front line can only speak as equals as adults. It would be strange if they spoke as children, it is not possible because they live in a solitary environment. I wanted to create a project that would reach adults from both sides. With the images of the front zone I want to show the most tragic side of the war. This war has ended the fate of hundreds of thousands of people whose lives changed irremediably with the first shot. ”

“Before taking pictures I talk to the children. Each has its own history. The story of life on the front. Sometimes I have tears, I can not help it. How can you bear seeing a four-year-old girl who sings by inventing a letter that says “children of war, children of war”? When I asked who shot him, his mother, who was there with her, whispered, “It’s better not to say anything or you’ll start yelling.” I have asked other children: “Will you speak to your children about this war?” “Do not. It is better that the children know nothing. May they live without war. ”

Children can talk about soldiers for hours. The journalist is convinced: they are different. They love school and try to do everything they can to help their parents. They know what hunger is.

“An 8-year-old girl from Zaitsevo told me:” We were hungry. My mother would go and say she would bring something to eat. But he did not always come back with food. We did not get angry, it hurt to see that Mom was crying. I was happy when I brought a bundle of grain. ” An 11-year-old boy in Alexandrovka said: “At night a mine struck the house, we ran in the snow to the neighbors’ house. They have a good basement. The house burned completely …. When they bombed the school, the teacher told us to run to the shelter. Once, we were at home playing and, suddenly, began a bombing in broad daylight. My parents were not home, a neighbor took care of me. They destroyed the windows and shot me in the leg. ” I will never forget the children of the town of Severniy, broken in pieces, when rains projectiles from Pesky. It should not be forgotten. My memory is marked, I dream of the war constantly, “continues Irina.

A couple of pictures represent what happens in the front area all day. The journalist explains that this is only the tip of the iceberg, but the story is a chronicle of pain. His pain had accumulated and led to the project “Look into the eyes of Donbass.” Let us look at Donbass’s eyes. The comments of the photographs are from the author, Irina Lashkevich.

“In 2015 the Grads worked.” This girl from Zaitsevo, who was born in times of war, is called Katyusha. “The Grads of World War II were called Katyusha and that’s why we call our daughter,” says the girl’s mother sadly. Now, during the bombing, Katya covers her ears. In the photo he showed me how he does it. He showed it and burst into tears. Katya’s house has been bombed. ”

Madre con niña

Yaroslav, from Alexandrovka, a village on the front line. One night a shell struck the house. The boy was injured in the leg. He falls asleep every night between the sound of shots. Yaroslav will never tell his children about the war. “Children should not know,” are his words. Someone has decided that it is a separ, someone has decided that you can shoot Yaroslav. ”


Polinka, 3 years, Oktyabrsky (front zone), Donetsk. I remember arriving at the street of Paulina’s house in 2015: it was completely shattered. His parents had to leave. The girl did not speak, but listened attentively. I do not doubt that he will speak to his children of war, who will never forget it. While there, the bombing began. Paulina continued eating some goodies. For her, bombing is the norm. They can send a portrait to some “hero of ATO,” that his wife and children know something about their father’s work.


Bogdan, 4, Zaitsevo. Bogdan’s house has been bombed. He remembers no other life than war. Reports of dead soldiers can always be added a phrase: destruction, broken destinies of hundreds of thousands of people. Someone has decided that Bogdan is a separ, someone has decided that Bogdan can be shot. ”


“The brothers Daniel and Nikita, aged 7 and 11, Zaitsevo, Gorlovka. A bombed out district. They sound like adults. For the Ukrainian “patriots”: from the bombings you have raised soldiers. Daniel and Nikita have learned to live in war, they know how to hide from the bombings. They have matured soon and do not see the Ukrainian news: the television is on the other side of their window, from where they see how the projectiles of Bajmutka and Artyomovsk fly. Maybe in a couple of years take the guns. The “television” on the other side of the window has been preparing them for that for three years. Someone decided that these brothers were separating and decided that they could be bombed.


Olya, 8, Severniy, Donetsk. Olga studied in the school, the same one in which two children died in 2014. The bombing from Pesky began at four in the afternoon. The children were playing football when the shells fell. Their bodies were destroyed. Olya remembers that day, she will never forget it. Someone has decided that Olga is separ and can be shot.


Trudovsky is one of the most bombed areas. This is Sasha. I saw him with his grandmother at a local store. In the first photo he listens attentively to his grandmother, who talks about the bombing of the previous night. The second: the reaction to coming soldiers. ”


Valya, 11, Okyabrsky (Donetsk). Front line. Valya remembers the first day of the war, when the helicopters fired at the town. To the question of how children live the war replies: “time has stopped. I think I have not grown, as if I was still 9 years old. ” Someone has decided that Valya is a separ, someone has decided that Valya can be shot.

“Do you know how old this girl is? Two years and a half. Nastya lives on the front line, Oktyabrsky, Donetsk. In his language he describes that he hides in the bathroom during the bombing. He was born when the war had already begun. War has always been a part of his life. They are children of war, who will relax when peace comes, but through whose eyes we see how our grandfathers survived the war. I think so. And I want to show who they shoot. Someone decided that Nastya is separ, someone decided that they could shoot him. ”

“People usually ask me: why black and white images? The photos are what life is like. No smiles? It is not a coincidence and is not prepared. Before taking pictures, I ask the children to look into the eyes of those who are shooting them. The children take this request very seriously, they really look, as if they are facing the bad guys and understand what they are doing. They believe that these photos can bring peace. They are adult-veteran children, “Lashkevich wrote.

In the collection, consisting of several dozen photographs, there are older people. After all, the elders and children tell the truth. And they are equally defenseless. “I have recently been able to speak with the elderly of Oktyabrsky. They complain about the low pensions, of the bombings every night, they are tired of the war. But to the question of: what if Ukraine returns when the war is over ?, everyone responds with the same reaction: immediately they lose the smile and appear in their face the surprise and a resounding: no! We do not want them here. War is war, but Donetsk without Ukraine, “says Lashkevich.

“In this image, the couple Grigory and Olga Kolosova. They’ve been together half a century. The husband has 35 years of experience working in the mine. Every day, for 35 years in a row, his wife prayed and waited for him to return. Grigory has two medals at Work. In his hands, the medal of the Trade Unions and the record of production of coal. He does not understand why Ukraine has fallen so low that it buys coal in the United States. In Pesky they bombed and sacked his house. The couple lives in the front line, on a floor that falls apart. Grigory had a heart attack when they started bombing his house. Someone decided that these defenseless elders are separ, someone decided that for Ukraine they can be shot. ”

“Grandma Zina is 86 years old. He lives in the Donetsk airport district. His house was hit by a bomb, which destroyed the doors and windows. Grandma Zina participated in the Great Patriotic War. She is a lonely person, who has been left alone with this war. He is afraid of not being able to reach the basement when the bombing begins, so he lies down and prays. Someone decided that Grandma Zina is separ, someone decided that they could shoot ”

“I asked the best Donbass photographers, Dan Levy, to participate in the project. He is from Kramatorsk and usually works at the front line with the press service of the RPD army. He responded immediately and now we are working on a new project. Together we will go to the front area. Dan Levy is my teacher: in three months, with infinite patience, he has taught me the tricks of photography. It’s easy to work with. I hope to capture the mood of the children, their character. I hope that attention is paid to Donbass. That Donbass that has begun to forget. But the population continues to live there. And they want peace, “concludes Irina.



A nazi general may be a NATO general ? Yes .

18 Jun

We have already seen that the German administration after the WWII remained mostly occupied by Nazis, the same thing happened with the judicial system, secret service, army, etc. But what surpasses any fiction is like a Nazi general until the marrow came to be a senior NATO official


Nearest Hitler is difficult

 General Adolf Heusinger (August 4, 1897 – November 30, 1982) was a German general officer who served as Adolf Hitler’s Chief of the General Staff of the Army during World War II and served as the first Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, the West German armed forces, from 1957 to 1961. Heusinger served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1961 to 1964.

With the outbreak of the Second World War, the German Army High Command (the OKH) assumed its wartime organization. Heusinger accompanied the field staff and assisted in the planning of operations for the invasions of Poland, Denmark, Norway, and France and the Low Countries. He was promoted to colonel on August 1, 1940 and became chief of the Operationsabteilung in October 1940, making him number three in the Army planning hierarchy, after the Chief of the General Staff, General Franz Halder, and the Deputy Chief of the General Staff/Chief Quartermaster, General Friedrich Paulus.


After the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, the OKH became primarily responsible for planning operations in that theater, while the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, or OKW) was responsible for other theaters. Halder was replaced as Chief of the General Staff in September 1942 by General Kurt Zeitzler. Heusinger remained chief of the Operationsabteilung and was promoted to Generalleutnant on January 1, 1943. In June 1944, Zeitzler became ill, and on June 10, Heusinger temporarily assumed his office as Chief of the General Staff of the Army. In this capacity, he attended the meeting at Adolf Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair on July 20, 1944, and was standing next to Hitler when the bomb planted by Claus von Stauffenberg exploded.

Heusinger was hospitalized for his injuries in the explosion, but was arrested and interrogated by the Gestapo to determine his role, if any, in the July Plot. 


Although there was evidence that Heusinger had had contacts with many of the conspirators, there was insufficient evidence to directly connect him to the plot, and he was freed in October 1944. However, he was placed into the “Führer-Reserve” and was not assigned to another position until March 25, 1945, when he was made chief of armed forces mapping department (Chef Wehrmacht-Kartenwesen). He was taken prisoner by the Western Allies in May 1945. 

According to documents released by the German intelligence agency (Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND) in 2014, Heusinger may have been part of the Schnez-Truppe (1), a secret army that veterans of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS sought to establish in the early ’50s. He was, according to news reports, wanted by the Russians in respect of organizing the Koriukivka massacre (mass murder of 6,700 residents of Koriukivka in Ukraine on 1-2 March 1943 by German SS. On 9 March, the Germans returned to Koriukivka and burned alive some elderly people who had returned to the village after escaping thinking it was safe).(2) 

Adolf Heusinger a clever guy.
Adolf Heusinger a despicable nazi  

 How clever are the Germans !.  Their murderous generals are not guilty because they only gave orders on the table , by the way also  signed them, and their murderous soldiers are not guilty because they only obeyed orders. Do you think that their sons and grandsons had changed ?

(1) The “Schnez-Truppe” was an illegal clandestine army put together in Germany from 1949 by veterans of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS under the leadership of Albert Schnez, that intended to fight against the Soviet Union.It has been reported as having had around 2,000 officers, with a total strength of up to 40,000 members

(2)    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koriukivka_massacre

CIA´s inform

Why was free

A lucky guy.

The cruelty of the Germans has no limits

24 Apr

The more I study the history of the Holocaust and WWII, more convinced I am that, as Churchill said, it is a crime unparalleled in the history of mankind.

Throughout history it is normal to commit all kinds of crimes when a city is conquered, and unfortunately will remain normal because that is human nature, crimes in “hot” in a war  are , and will be, common and almost all countries have committed at some point in its history.What is unusual, unheard of and totally original are the crimes committed by the Germans from 1933 to 1945 with the acquiescence and complicity, active or passive, of the vast majority of the German and Austrian population.

The coldness with which the Germans kicked the Jews out of work, then made their lives impossible, robbed them, secluded them for years in ghettos where they were starving them, and at the end of those years of torture they were either killed with bullets or with gas , Is something unheard of in human history. No one, nor any people did anything similar to that scale and for so long. This same behavior was followed in Russia by exterminating thousands of entire towns and villages and deliberately starving in a calculated way to the great cities in their power like Karkov.
As one Englishman said, it will be a long time before the Germans are allowed to be considered a civilized people.

Today Germany, with the support of the Western powers, especially the USA has done everything possible to hide the knowledge of these crimes, for almost 20 years they ignored all the atrocities they committed and were prevented from teaching them to the new generations, which is logical as the Nazis formed the majority of German government and administration, including the judiciary. Few Nazis were tried and with ridiculous , by short, sentences.Added to this is the difficulty of understanding the immensity of the crimes committed by the Germans, precisely because of their immensity, novelty and cruelty without limits.

It is not the same to read that the Germans murdered more than three millions of Russian prisoners by hunger, that to know details of each one of them, their name, family, their childhood, their youth, their hopes, their first love, etc., now It is just one more in millions of murdered by the Germans.

 The Hell
The Hell

In the same way it isn´t the same to read that the Germans,in their usual slaughters, murdered 1500 villagers, to know how many families there were among them, children’s stories, how many young girls with their first illusions cut off from scratch. If  we drew each one of the deads  with a symbol like O , multiply this symbol 1500 times to see graphically the immensity of the crimens, and is only one of the smallest of the massacres committed by the Germans.











These are 550 deaths and so till 1500….
That is why I have decided to give you real anecdotes, not just figures, of the murders committed by the Germans. Let’s start with an example from the book “The Holocaust” by Martin Gilbert :

Among the most remarkable documents to have survived the war is the manuscript written in Birkenau by one of the members of the Sonderkommando, Salmen Lewental. This particular manuscript was discovered in 1962 in a jar buried in the ground near Crematorium III, where Lewental worked. The gaps in it are words destroyed by dampness which seeped into the jar. Lewental, who did not survive his gruesome work, recalled in his note book what may have been the same episode witnessed in its opening stages by Madame Vaillant Couturier and Rudolf Vrba.

Lewental’s account is headed ‘3,000 naked people’. It reads:

This was at the beginning of 1944. A cold, dry lashing wind was blowing. The soil was quite frozen. The first lorry, loaded brimful with naked women and girls, drove in front of Crematorium III. They were not standing close to one another, as usual, no; they did not stand on their feet at all, they were exhausted, they lay inertly one upon another in a state of utter exhaustion. They were sighing and groaning.

The lorry stopped, the tarpaulin was raised and they began to dump down the human mass in the way in which gravel is unloaded on to the road. Those that had lain at the edge, fell upon the hard ground, breaking their heads upon […] so that they weakened completely and had no strength left to move. The remaining [women] fell upon them, pressing them down with their weight. One heard […] groans.

 Those that were dumped down later, began to extricate themselves from the pile of bodies, stood […] on their feet and tried to walk […] the ground, they trembled and jerked horribly with cold, they slowly dragged themselves to the bunker, which was called Auskleidungsraum, ‘undressing room’ and to which steps led down, like to a cellar. 

 Mujeres en Auschwitz
Women in Auschwitz

The remainder [of the women] were taken down by men from the Kommando who swiftly ran upstairs, raised the fainted victims, left without help, extricated them carefully, crushed and barely breathing, from the heap [of bodies] and led them quickly downstairs. They were a long time in the camp and knew that the bunker (the gas-chamber) was the last step [leading] to death.

But still they were very grateful, with their eyes begging for mercy and with [the movements] of their trembling heads they expressed their thanks, at the same time giving signs with their there hands that they were unable to speak. They found solace in seeing tears of compassion and [an expression] of depression […] in the faces of those who were leading them downstairs. They were shaking with cold and […].

The women, taken downstairs, were permitted to sit down, the rest of them were led into this [con]fined, cold room, they jerked horribly and trembled with cold, [so] a coke stove was brought. Only some of them drew near enough to be able to feel the warmth emanating from the small stove. The rest sat, plunged in pain and sadness. It was cold but they were so resigned and embittered with their lives that they thought with abhorrence of physical sensations of any kind…. They were sitting far in the background and were silent.

Lewental then set down the story of a girl from the ghetto of Bedzin, who had been brought to Birkenau ‘towards the end of the summer’, and who now talked as she lay ‘helpless’:

She was left the only one of a numerous family. All the time she had been working hard, was undernourished, suffered the cold. Still, she was in good health and was well. She thought she would survive. Eight days ago no Jewish child was allowed to go to work. The order came. ‘Juden, antreten!’ ‘Jews, leave the ranks!’ Then the blocks were filled with Jewish girls. During the selection nobody paid attention whether they looked well or not, whether they were sick or well.

They were lined outside the block and later they were led to Block 25, there they were ordered to strip naked; [allegedly] they were to be examined as to their health. When they had stripped, all were driven to three blocks; one thousand persons in a block and there they were shut for three days and three nights, without getting a drop of water or a crumb of bread, even. So they had lived for three awful days and it was only the third night that bread was brought; one loaf of bread weighing, 1,40 kilogramme for sixteen persons, afterwards […] 

 Auschwitz Abeula y niño

‘If they had shot us then, gassed us, it would have been better. Many [women] lost consciousness and others were only semi-conscious. They lay crowded on bunks, motionless, helpless. Death would not have impressed us at all then.

‘The fourth day we were led from the block, the weakest were led to the Krankenstube (infirmary), and the rest were again given the normal camp ration of food and were left […] were taken […] to [life].

 ‘On the eighth day, that is five days later, we were again ordered to strip naked, Blocksperre (permission for prisoners to leave the blocks) was ordained. Our clothes were at once loaded and we, after many hours of waiting in the frost, were loaded into lorries and here we were dumped down on the ground. Such is the sad end of our last mistaken illusions. We have been, evidently, cursed even in our mothers’ wombs, since such a sad end fell to our lot.’

The girl from Bedzin had finished her story. As Lewental noted:

She could no more pronounce the last words because her voice became stifled with flowing [tears] […] from […] some women still tried to wrench themselves away, they looked at our faces, seeking compassion in them.

One of us, standing aside and looking at the immensity of unhappiness of those defenceless, tormented souls, could not master his feelings and wept.

One young girl then cried, ‘Look, what I have lived yet to see before my death: a look of compassion and tears shed because of our dreadful fate. Here, in the murderers’ camp, where they torture and beat and where they torment, where one sees murders and falling victims, here where men have lost the consciousness of the greatest disasters, here, where a brother or sister falls down in your sight, you cannot even vouchsafe them a [farewell] sigh, a man is still found who took to heart our horrible disaster and who expressed his sympathy with tears. Ah, this is wonderful, not natural. The tears and sighs of a living [man] will accompany us to our death, there is still somebody who will weep for us. And I thought we shall pass away like deserted orphans. The young man has given me some solace. Amidst only bandits and murderers I have seen, before my death, a man who still feels.’

She turned to the wall, propped her head against it and sobbed quietly, pathetically. She was deeply moved. Many girls stood and sat around, their heads bowed, and preserved a stubborn silence, looked with deep revulsion at this base world and particularly at us. 

 La liberación por los rusos
The liberation by the Russians

One of them spoke, ‘I am still so young, I have really not experienced anything in my life, why should death of this kind fall to my lot? Why?’ She spoke very slowly in a faltering voice. She sighed heavily and proceeded, ‘And one should like so much to live a little bit longer.’

Having finished, she fell into a state of melancholy reverie and fixed her gaze on some distant point; fear of death emanated from her wildly shining eyes. Her companion regarded her with a sarcastic smile, she said, ‘This happy hour of which I dreamed so much has come at last. When the heart is full of pain and suffering, when it is oppressed by the criminal world, full of baseness and low corruption, [full of] limitless evil, then life becomes so troublesome, so hard and unbearable that one looks to death for rescue, for release. The nightmare, oppressing me, will vanish forever. My tormented thoughts will experience eternal rest. How dear, how sweet is the death of which one dreamed in the course of so many wakeful nights.’

 She spoke with fervour, with pathos and with dignity. ‘I am only sorry to sit here so naked, but to render death more sweet one must pass through that indignity, too.’ A young emaciated girl lay aloof and was moaning softly, ‘I am… dy… ing, I… am… dy… ing’ [;] a film was covering her eyes which turned this way and that […], they begged to live […].

 A mother was sitting with her daughter, they both spoke in Polish. She sat helplessly, spoke so softly that she could hardly be heard. She was clasping the head of her daughter with her hands and hugging her tightly. [She spoke] ‘In an hour we both shall die. What tragedy. My dearest, my last hope will die with you.’ She sat […] immersed in thought, with wide open, dimmed eyes […] threw […] around her so […].

After some minutes she came to and continued to speak, ‘On account of you my pain is so great that I am dying when I think of it.’ She let down her stiff arms and her daughter’s head sank down upon her mother’s knees.

A shiver passed through the body of the young girl, she called desperately, ‘Mamma!’ And she spoke no more, those were her last words.

 The order was then given, as Lewental noted, to conduct the women ‘into the road leading to the crematorium’

Violations of women in WWII “Marocchinate”

8 Mar

In the Western historiography that has given us a deliberately erroneous image of what happened in WWII, the rape of German women by Russian soldiers becomes especially relevant, but there is no mention of Russian women’s rape by the Germans, much less a small difference , 99.9% of German women raped lived to tell it, most of the Russians were later killed.

Unfortunately in recent wars such as Yugoslavia and Ukraine, women continue to suffer, and many of the violations are hidden by the press, and we only find out about them months or years later by reading a book or a specialized report on the subject.

There is a case in the tragic WWII and as usual hidden when the rapists are Westerners or their collaborators, it is the massive rape of Italians by Moroccan soldiers under the orders of French officers.

 The French expeditionary body on the Italian front was composed of 130,000 men, mostly Moroccans, Algerians, Tunisians and Senegalese; The goumier were Moroccans of Berber ethnicity, natives of the Mountains of the Atlas, that constituted the colonial French irregular troop

Moroccan soldiers

Montecassino would be captured by the Allies on May 18, 1944. The following night, thousands of goumier roamed the mountain slopes surrounding towns and villages in the Ciociaria region. An Italian Senate Bill of 1996 figures victims of rape and sexual assault in more than 2,000 women (ages 11-86) and 600 men.1 An English report reveals that a large number of women and girls were raped in full Street, numerous sodomized prisoners and some notable men of the region, castrated.2 The writer Norman Lewis, at that time British officer on the front of Montecassino, narrated the facts as follows:

 All the women of Patrica, Pofi, Isoletta, Supino, and Morolo have been raped … In Lenola on May 21, fifty women were raped, and since there were not enough of them, the girls and the elderly were also raped. Moroccans usually attack women in pairs: while one rapes her normally, the other sodomizes her.

 This was the harangue received by the colonial troops of the French Expeditionary Corps (FEC) under the command of General Alphonse Juin shortly before defeating the Germans in the battle of Montecassino (Italy) …

General Alfhonse Juin

If they win this battle, for fifty hours they will be the absolute masters of everything they find beyond the ranks of the enemy. Nobody will punish them for what they do, nobody will ask them for explanations for what they catch …


Province of Frosinone


 The mayor of Esperia, a commune in the province of Frosinone, reported that in his city 700 women out of 2,500 inhabitants were raped, and that some had died as a result. According to testimonies collected by Bruno D’Epiro, 4 the parish priest of Esperia tried in vain to save three women from the violence of the soldiers, being repeatedly attacked and sodomized, resulting in death. According to some sources, more than 7,000 civilians, including children, were raped by members of the goumier body throughout the incident and throughout the affected area.5 The number of men killed has been estimated at around 800. 

With the advance of the allies along the peninsula, this type of events were also reported in the north of the province of Latium. 

It even came to coin a term for what happened there … Marocchinate, massive rapes carried out by the goumiers against civilians of both sexes and of all ages after the battle of Montecassino … with the approval of the officers of the FEC.

 An account of the survivors

 Two women (La Ciociara) is an Italian film of 1960 based on the novel of 1957 La peasant (La ciociara), written by Alberto Moravia. The story revolves around Cesira (Sophia Loren) and her daughter Rosetta (Eleonora Brown) during the advance of troops allied by the Italian peninsula. Michele (Jean-Paul Belmondo), communist intellectual with whom they establish relation, is captured by the Germans. In their attempt to return to Rome, refugees in a church, mother and daughter, are raped by Goumiers of the French colonial troops during the calls “Marocchinate”.

Film frame


 Sophia Loren received the Oscar for Best Actress. It was the first time that award was given to someone who had acted in a film in a language other than English.

 This action of the Moroccan troops is not new, in the Spanish civil war 1936-1939, the Moorish troops commanded by the officers of Franco committed similar atrocities because they did not fight if they were not given several hours for the looting and violations.

The Germans not only did not punish the majority of their criminals. They were rewarded !

4 Feb

Little by little, too slowly. The truth about postwar Germany is emerging.
The explanation of why there were so few trials, and such small condemnations to the depraved murderers of millions of people and child torturers, is clear, Adenauer’s German government and later German governments were mostly made up of Nazis, As well as the courts, espionage service, administration, etc., and protected these assassins even by sending them to South America and allowing them to return whenever they wanted, like the sadistic doctor Mengele.
Although it seems incredible as says the film director Giullio Giacarelli  author of the film “The conspiracy of silence” Im Labyrinth des Schweigens ( Germany 2014)  , “Before I started to study the subject, if someone had me Asked about the Second World War, he would have said that there was war, Auschwitz, the holocaust … and that after the war Germany began to clean it … But no, for 20 years she tried to hide it “.

Fritz Bauer . A Hero

He said that the film was intended to be “a tribute” to prosecutor Fritz Bauer, who was held for some time in the Heuberg concentration camp, and an attempt “to reflect how a society reacted, in which there was a part that knew, but they did not want to know. ” At the same time, he points out that this happened in the Federal Republic of Germany, but was different in East Germany, where “the Holocaust and the Nazi past were very instrumental.”

By the way the prosecutor Bauer was assassinated, probably by the German secret service in 1968, in the style of the suicides of the members of the Baader-Mehinof band. “Suicide” in prison in 1977 or a muslim terrorist recently.There seems to be a tendency to commit suicide in German prisons

There were no signs of suicidal tendencies in Bauer’s behavior.
The instruction of Bauer’s deputy to request judicial autopsy was ignored by the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office for reasons that are still unknown today, and the corpse was immediately handed over for incineration.

It is very interesting to know the answer of the future German Chancellor Helmut Kölhn when prosecutor Bauer proposed , in 1962, that a brochure on the origin of the fascist “The Roots of Fascist and National Socialist Action” be distributed in the schools of a German region where it showed that the regime Nazi was not an “accident” in the history of Germany, the Ministry of Culture prohibited it.
The then deputy of the CDU, and then Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kólhn said that the temporary distance to National Socialism is too short to make a definitive judgment on the phenomenon.” In 1962, 17 years after the end of WWII !


As usual, already happened during the Nuremberg trials, large segments of the German population protested against the trials to these  killers, they were on their side.

Adding insult to injury, it is curious, the speed and extent with which the German government, after 1990, documented and tried the crimes committed in East Germany, while He didn´t almost nothing against the German murderers of millions of children, women and elderly for 45 years.

Very interesting the honors thesis of Helen Beckert The Effects of Denazification on Education in West Germany published in december 2016.


Failures of Denazification

The initial failure of denazification was its rejection by the German people. German citizens were tired of the war, its legacy, and the humiliating psychological effects of occupation by the victors. Under the Federal Republic, most formal programs of denazification quietly died out. Former members of the German army, the Wehrmacht, spread myths about the supposed innocence of the German people and the idea of a defensive war.

For most Germans, this version of history was much easier to digest than the gruesome reality. Since denazification liftedthe veil on Germany’s wrongdoings during World War II, most Germans rejected its policies to avoid shattering their worldview.

A more tangible failure of denazification was the ability of former Nazi officials to return to their old jobs or to obtain new positions of power. By the early 1950s, less care was given to the background of civil servants during the hiring process.

With the lowering of standards for  jobs, former Nazi Party members had the opportunity to return to their former places of employment or find new jobs in local, state, or even federal governments. Additionally, when denazification tribunals had been researching the backgrounds of suspected former Nazis, they often had no resources to fact-check information provided on the Fragebogen

Teachers who had been involved with the National Socialist movement could easily rejoin the profession by providing false information on these questionnaires. The backgrounds of these teachers certainly influenced how and what they taught during and after denazification. Many of them were likely uncomfortable lecturing on the negative aspects of the Third Reich that they had served just a few years previously.

Eventually, former Nazi officials would age out of government positions, but the decades following World War II saw many former National Socialists return to making

government decisions

 Among the millions of murderers, yes, millions, not thousands. There are some especially bleeding like the case  of Arnold Strippel. 

Strippel a German killer

I do not know if there is anything more cruel than torturing a child and then hanging it, that’s exactly what Arnold Strippel did with 20 children used as human guinea pigs by the sadistic doctor  Kurt Heissmeyer.

Dr. Heissmeyer

Kurt Heissmeyer . Another German  killer

removed the children’s lymph glands for analysis, and he injected living tuberculosis bacteria in their veins and directly into their lungs to determine if they had any natural immunities to tuberculosis.They were carefully observed, examined and photographed as the disease progressed. The condition of all the children deteriorated very rapidly and they became extremely ill.


His experiment was conducted on 20 Jewish children at Neuengamme concentration camp. The children, along with their four adult caretakers, were murdered by being hanged in the basement of Bullenhuser Damm School in Hamburg.

Strippel was convicted of war crimes at the Third Majdanek Trial before the West German Court in Düsseldorf (1975–1981) for his actions at Buchenwald and at the Majdanek concentration camp, Poland, where he served as deputy commandant.

Srippel after the war, free and rich.

He was implicated in the torture and killing of many dozens of prisoners including 42 Soviet POWs in July 1942. Strippel received a nominal three-and-a-half year sentence. He also received 121,500 Deutsche Mark  reimbursement for the loss of earnings and his social security contributions, which made him a wealthy man.He used this windfall to purchase a condominium in Frankfurt, which he occupied until his death.

Shame on Germany!

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Holland gets a piece of Germany after WWII

27 Nov

Among the many ignored facts of the WWII is that Holland wanted to get a piece of Germany after the war, and got something.

Germany caused enormous material and human damages to all the countries of Europe, no European country has caused as much destruction and victims as Germany, so it is logical that Germany would had to compensate them after the war. Some even proposed their disappearance as a country which would have avoided later problems in Europe.

 We know that France regained Alsace and Lorraine, Poland obtained Pomerania, Silesia and other territories, but it is little known that Holland also wanted a part of Germany.

 In the first year following the liberation of the Netherlands in May 1945, dozens of pamphlets and brochures were published that propagated annexation of territory of the former German Reich, preferably without the accompanying German population. Several highly placed persons, including then Foreign Minister Eelco Nicolaas Van Kleffens,  put forth their own ideas regarding annexation in these publications. Opinions varied widely as to how much territory should be annexed. Some people only wanted a few border corrections, others drew the new border past Hamburg.


In October 1945, the Dutch state asked Germany  for 25 billion quilders ( Dutch coin )  in repàrations,  but in February 1945 it had already been established at the Yalta Conference  that reparations would not be given in monetary form. The plan which was worked out in most detail was the one made by Frits Bakker Schut,  and hence became known as the Bakker-Schut Plan.

In its most ambitious form, this plan included the cities of Cologne, Aachen, Münster and Osnabrück,  and would have enlarged the country’s European area by 30 to 50 percent. The local population had to be either deported, or, when still speaking the original Low German dialects, Duchified. 

Queen Wilhelmina

Queen Wilhelmina an energetic supporter of the annexation plan, strongly urged him to start negotiating on this with the Allies. In 1946, in the name of the Dutch government, he officially claimed 4,980 km2 of German territory, which was not even half of the area envisioned by Van Kleffens. The Dutch-German border would be drawn from Vaals  via Winterswijk  to the Ems River,  so that 550,000 Germans would live inside the Dutch national borders.

 The plan was largely dropped after U.S. dismissal of it in 1947.   The allies (in particular the Americans) considered it vital to have a stable West Germany in view of the coming Cold War. 

 At a conference of foreign ministers of the western allied occupation forces in London (January 14 until February 25, 1947), the Dutch government (Cabinet Beel I) claimed an area of 1,840 km2. This claim included apart from the island Borkum  large parts of the Emsland, Bentheim, the cities Ahaus, Rees, Kleve, Erkelenz, Geilenkirchen and Heinsberg and the areas around these cities.

In 1946, about 160,000 people lived in this area, of whom more than 90% spoke German. This plan was a very simplified version of the C-variation of the Bakker Schut Plan. The KVP considered this proposal much too small, while theCPN  rejected any kind of reparations in the form of territorial expansion.

The London conference of April 23, 1949, only permitted some less far-reaching border modifications. At 12 o’clock of the very same day, Dutch troops occupied an area of 69 km2, the largest parts of which were Elten  (near Emmerich am Rhein ) and Selfkant.  Many other small border corrections were executed, mostly in the vicinity of Arnhem and Dinxperlo. At that time, these areas were inhabited by a total of almost 10,000 people.

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In red Regions in Germany with Dutch as the default language in the XVII-XIX centuries

Starting in March 1957, West Germany negotiated the return of these areas with the Netherlands. These negotiations led to an agreementmade in The Hague on April 8, 1960, in which Germany agreed to pay 280 million German marks  for the return of Elten, Selfkant, and Suderwick.

 It is surprising that territories were returned to a country where the majority still had strong Nazi sentiments as shown by that in December 1951, just 5 percent of West Germans surveyed admitted feeling ‘guilty’ towards Jews. A further 29 percent acknowledged that Germany owed some restitution to the Jewish people. The rest were divided between those (some two-fifths of respondents) who thought that only people ‘who really committed something’ were responsible and should pay, and those (21 percent) who thought ‘that the Jews themselves were partly responsible for what happened to them during the Third Reich.’

Konrad Adenauer former Chanceller of Germany in that epoch

The territory was returned to Germany on August 1, 1963, except one small hill (about 3 km²) near Wyler  village, called Duivelsberg/Wylerberg  which was annexed by the Netherlands.

Nazis judging nazis.

22 Oct

Germany’s post-war justice ministry was infested with Nazis protecting former comrades, study reveals

Adolf Hitler pictured with some of his officers, some 10 days before his death 
Adolf Hitler pictured with some of his officers, some 10 days before his death

Germany’s post-World War Two justice ministry was infested with ex-Nazis hellbent on protecting their former comrades, according to a new official study released Monday.

Fully 77 per cent of senior ministry officials in 1957 were former members of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, a higher proportion even than during the 1933-45 Third Reich, the study found.

“We didn’t expect the figure to be this high,” said study co-author Christoph Safferling, who evaluated former ministry personnel files, speaking to the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. 

At a time when a fierce struggle was underway about punishing Nazi crimes, the old comrades were reluctant to come under the scrutiny of young, unencumbered outsidersChristoph Safferling

The fascist old-boys network closed ranks, enabling its members to shield each other from justice, the study found – helping to explain why so few Nazi war criminals ever went to prison.

“The Nazi-era lawyers went on to cover up old injustice rather than to uncover it and thereby created new injustice,” said Heiko Maas, Germany’s justice minister, who presented the report Monday.

Though the report only deals with ministry bureaucrats, it roughly matches figures for the wider justice apparatus.

Historians have previously found that in the 1950s, more than 70 per cent of West Germany’s top judges also had former Nazi connections.

Safferling said that “at a time when a fierce struggle was underway about punishing Nazi crimes, the old comrades were reluctant to come under the scrutiny of young, unencumbered outsiders”.

While other government ministries were able to look to Germany’s future, said Safferling, “justice always deals with the past”.

Those officials questioned about their roles in the Holocaust machinery usually claimed ignorance, said they had only followed orders, or argued that by staying in their posts they had prevented even worse crimes.

“You never find words of regret, only justifications,” said Safferling.

The ministry largely failed to employ jurists who had been in exile during the war or had joined the anti-Nazi resistance, the Rosenburg project – named after the first ministry building in the former West German capital Bonn – found.

Between 1949 and the early 1970s, 90 of the 170 top ministry officials were former Nazi party members, and many had served as Holocaust-era judges who had handed down death sentences, said former justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, who initiated the study in 2012.

The report casts new light on the early post-war era’s collective amnesia about Nazi crimes in then West Germany.

Germans were then focused on rebuilding a country in ruins, and many remained in denial about past crimes, dismissing the 1945-49 Nuremberg trials as “victor’s justice”.

The western allies occupying the country – the United States, Britain and France – were focussed on what they saw as the new Cold War threat of Soviet Russia, which controlled communist East Germany.

As a result of these and other factors, allied and later West German courts only convicted around 6,650 ex-Nazis, a tiny fraction of the party membership.

Few of these served long jail terms because judges required a high burden of proof, including evidence a defendant had acted on their own initiative or with unusual cruelty. Most suspects were regarded as accomplices and thus received lighter sentences.

A fundamental change only came after most war criminals were dead, with the case of Ukrainian-American John Demjanjuk, a former death camp guard who had become an auto plant worker in Ohio.

In 2011 a German court convicted him not for crimes he could be linked to personally, but on the basis that he had served as a cog in the vast Nazi killing machine, at the Sobibor camp in occupied Poland.

A number of trials have followed the landmark ruling, of men aged in their 90s, including the 2015 conviction of Oskar Groening, dubbed the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz”.

While some have hailed such trials as finally bringing to justice the last perpetrators of the Holocaust, others have decried them as too little, too late.